West Islip, NY – Fatal Commercial Truck Accident on Robert Moses Causeway
West Islip, NY (February 1, 2019) – A deadly accident involving a commercial truck took place late Friday morning, February 1, and subsequently shut down traffic along the Robert Moses Causeway. The crash was reported to have occurred shortly before 12:00 p.m. in West Islip in the vicinity of Montauk Highway.
According to authorities, the driver of a truck for the company, “CallAhead” had been traveling northbound along the Robert Moses Causeway when he lost control for reasons that have not been determined. The commercial truck crossed over the southbound lane and crashed off the roadway. It is currently unclear as to whether or not any other vehicles were involved.
Emergency medical crews were dispatched to the scene to assist any victims. Tragically, one person, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead due to injuries suffered in the accident. Police are actively conducting a thorough investigation into the events that led to this incident.
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First and foremost, our deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of the deceased victim during this tragic and devastating time. Unfortunately, New York truck accidents are frequently deadly due to the sheer size and power of such large vehicles. While it can be extremely challenging, it is essential for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we realize that there are not many things as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one. Our New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have concerning your unexpected loss. If you have lost a loved one in a New York truck accident due to the actions of another party or entity such as a manufacturer, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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